FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Kander Releases HCS HBs 48 & 216 Impact Report
Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander today released an analysis titled, “HCS HBs 48 & 216 Impact Report: The effect on Missouri voters.”
The report looks into identification permitted and not permitted by the legislation, a state-by-state comparison of similar laws, statistics on provisional ballots and information about the Missouri Supreme Court decision that held similar legislation unconstitutional.
“I think it is important for Missourians to have information about the impact this legislation would have on eligible voters,” Kander said. “The legislation would make it more difficult for eligible Missouri voters who have legally voted for years to cast a ballot, which is why I oppose this extreme and unfair legislation.”
The report also notes that the Secretary of State’s office has not received any reports of voter impersonation fraud since the current photo identification legislation became law in 2002.
The report can be found here.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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